close-minded
close-minded close-minded adj. not ready to receive new ideas.

Syn: closed-minded. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • close-minded — adjective not ready to receive to new ideas • Syn: ↑closed minded • Similar to: ↑narrow minded, ↑narrow * * * close minded UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaɪndɪd] US [ˌkloʊs ˈmaɪndəd] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-minded — close mind·ed (klōsʹmīnʹdĭd, klōzʹ ) or closed mind·ed (klōzdʹ ) adj. Intolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others; stubbornly unreceptive to new ideas.   closeʹ mindʹed·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • close-minded — close mind|ed [ ,klous maındəd ] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-minded — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. narrow minded, intolerant, blind, unreceptive. ANT.: broad minded II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others, for example: bigoted, hidebound, illiberal, intolerant,… …   English dictionary for students

  • close-minded — adjective unreceptive to new ideas or information. Syn: doctrinaire, dogmatic, hidebound, illiberal, inflexible, intolerant, narrow minded, partisan …   Wiktionary

  • close-minded — UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaɪndɪd] / US [ˌkloʊs ˈmaɪndəd] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   English dictionary

  • close quarters — 1753, originally nautical, and reflecting the confusion of CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.) and CLOSE (Cf. close) (adj.); now understood of proximity, but orig. closed space on ship board where last stand could be made against boarders [Weekley]. Cf. also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • close — {{11}}close (adj.) late 14c., strictly confined, also secret, from O.Fr. clos confined; concealed, secret; taciturn (12c.), from L. clausus, pp. of claudere stop up, fasten, shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)); main sense shifting to near (late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • close-mindedness — See close minded. * * * …   Universalium

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